The best kept secret in guitars

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by smitty_p, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. Tobacco Worm

    Tobacco Worm Well-Known Member

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    I jumped the reservation!
    Had one of those Phantoms back in the 60's. It was a cool looking guitar but as stated, it was not the best playing guitar either. Tuning stability was always in question and the wiring was odd. But hey, I looked like I was part of Paul Revere and the Raiders minus the silly outfits!:laugh2:

    The ones made now are really quite well built world class instruments and under a grand for something like that? Well if I had the money.....:hmm:
     
  2. dbb

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    I assumed they were better! That is a very fair price, though, for what it its.
     
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  3. old mark

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    The originals were crap. I played around with one in a music store here in PA in the mid 1960's...I could not understand why Brian Jones would play one. They felt like junk, had no balance and really bad electronics.

    The LOOKED cool as hell, though.

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    That was the reason!
     
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  5. javamagic

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    The New York pickups were NOT humbuckers.
    The mini-humbuckers fitted to Kalamazoo manufactured Epiphones from around 1961 are NOT the same as the New York pickups.

    Once again the internet perpetuates these falsehoods and, once spread. they become accepted as facts by people who cannot be bothered to investigate further.
     
  6. pingdum

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    I'm gonna say the best kept secret in guitars right now is DiPinto. But that's because I just got one!!! Here's a stock photo of the Belvedere Standard Natural. Talk about mini-humbuckers, these things designed by Chris DiPinto are the bomb.
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    DiPinto Electric Guitars & Basses
     
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  7. GTSG

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    I always liked the Yamaha's for the bucks. I like a few of the Schecter's also for used prices's. The neck through Classics are pretty cool.
     
  8. Rozman62

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    '05 Schecter Classic Vine of Life. Probably less than 3 hrs on her in the last 2 years. Thinking on gigging with it next week.

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  9. jametz2

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    I had a good friend growing up who sported a late 70s Ibanez Artist. Man, that was a wonderful plank of wood. He still has it to this very day. It's the only electric guitar he's ever owned. Can't say that I blame him...
     
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    Ha, Lot of guitar for the bucks. :)
     
  11. GTSG

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    Their MIJs are going for a few bucks now. The 2617 is similar to an SG.
     

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